Reservations, Rates And General Enquiries
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Guide Price – Rates for 2024 per person per night for a fully inclusive stay with full board, all drinks, airport transfers, morning and afternoon in-house activities, Wifi and laundry service are:
Waterberry Lodge - $573
River Farmhouse - $645
The Woodlands - $463
Children 12 and under and sharing a room are 50%.
Note : Rates include VAT, Service Charge and Bed Levy
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HOW TO FIND US
Driving: Our coordinates are: 17◦49’58.59” S, 25◦38’09.60” E. From Livingstone take the Kazungula/Sesheke road out of town. 22km from Livingstone turn left onto a dirt road signposted Waterberry Lodge and follow the marker signs for 6km.
From Kazungula (the Zambezi river crossing border point between Zambia and Botswana) turn right onto the main Livingstone road. After about 40km turn right at the signpost for Waterberry and follow the marker signs on the dirt road for about 6km.
Flying: Waterberry is 35 mins drive from Livingstone International and about 2 hours from Victoria Falls International Airport in Zimbabwe. We normally arrange transfers to and from the airports.
It’s essential for all guests to have comprehensive medical, accident and cancellation insurance. If you want to do adventure sports check with your insurance company that you are covered. When you arrive at Waterberry you will be asked to sign an indemnity form, which will include confirmation that you are holding a valid travel insurance policy.
Malaria prevention is extremely important. Your anti malaria medication will need to be prescribed by your doctor so that you can start taking it before your trip. Vaccinations such as tetanus and hepatitis are also important precautions. As soon as you decide to travel to Zambia ask your doctor what vaccinations are recommended because some may need to be given a while in advance. If you’re heading out on safari we suggest you bring a basic first aid kit.
VICTORIA FALLS ENTRY FEE
There is an entry fee for international visitors to Victoria Falls which is $20pp on the Zambia side and $50pp on the Zimbabwe side. Children 12 and under are half price. This fee will be payable by all guests visiting the Falls unless it is specifically included in their package.
All Waterberry staff are vaccinated. Our Covid protocol meets the requirements of the Zambia Ministry of Health and we have adopted extra measures taken from international standards. If necessary we are able to help organise testing for guests.
It is illegal to fly drones in Zambia without a licence from the Zambian Civil Aviation Authority.
WIFI & PHONE
Wifi is available free of charge at Waterberry. Mobile phone signals vary but are generally reliable.
Waterberry vehicles will fetch and carry you as arranged, as will other operators’ depending on your scheduled activity. Transfer charges will apply if they are not included in your pre-booked holiday package or your activity, and will be charged at the end of your stay.
Local Zambian currency is the Kwacha – you can only obtain Kwacha in Zambia. US Dollars are the most widely used currency and are accepted almost everywhere – including at Immigration at Livingstone Airport where you can buy your entry visa into Zambia should you require one (we recommend you bring cash for this - see Visa section below). If you need kwacha we can change US Dollars or other currency for you at Waterberry. Exchange rates can be checked at www.xe.com.
RESERVATIONS AND PAYMENT
Enquiries and reservations are managed through both the UK and Zambian offices for Waterberry (see Contact Us). Payment for accommodation at Waterberry must be made in advance of your stay. 20% payment is required on confirmation of booking to guarantee the reservation and the balance is due 6 weeks before arrival. For additional charges payable at the lodge (transfers, bar bills and activities) Waterberry can take cash payment in dollars, other major currencies and by credit card. We accept Visa, Mastercard and American Express.
Cancellation 8-6 weeks before arrival date = 20% charge; 6-4 weeks = 30% charge; 4-2 weeks = 50% charge, up to 14 days before arrival = no refund.
In winter (May – mid August) days are warm and dry and nights are cold enough to need a warm jacket, warm trousers, scarf and gloves. During the summer months (late August – April) temperatures are high, the hottest usually being October at around 35⁰+. In November to March, the rainy season, humidity is high. Rainfall varies but tends to be short sharp showers sometimes with spectacular thunder and lightning.
Voltage 220V. UK square 3-pin sockets (we have a supply of international adapters). Power cuts are relatively frequent and whilst we have a backup generator we do recommend that you bring a torch and extra batteries, just in case.
In 2022 Zambia abolished the visa entry fee for travellers from many coutries including those from UK, Europe, North America, Australia and New Zealand.. You can check here to see if your visit will be fee-free: https://www.zambiaimmigration.gov.zm/nationals-who-dont-require-visa/.
Guests who want to visit Victoria Falls from both the Zambian and Zimbabwean sides will need to buy a visa to enter Zimbabwe. The easiest option for UK and Irish visitors is likely to be the Kaza Visa ($50) which allows unlimited entry to Zimbabwe for a period of 30 days. An alternative is to buy a single or double entry visa into Zimbabwe which varies from $55/$70 for a single/double entry for UK and Irish passport holders, to $30/$45 for Europeans,Australians, NZ and the USA. Canadians are only able to buy a single entry visa, for $70. The Zimbabwe visa can be bought at Victoria Falls Bridge border post or on arrival at Vic Falls Airport (Note : if you arrive at VFA on the way to Waterberry and want to return to Zimbabwe to see the Falls from that side as well as Zambia you MUST buy either the Kaza Visa or a double entry (other visitors) to avoid paying twice to enter Zimbabwe.
Residents of some other countries need to apply in advance for a visa, and everyone should check with their Zambian Embassy or High Commission before travel.